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Oregon City Enterprise.
VOL. 33. NO. 10.
OREGON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1893.
J t POUTER.
ATTORNKY AT LAW
sin-iAcr or rorsTY runiniD.
Olio mil to Oregon CUT bank on Jib street.
4IAC. RMWNSU, U. CMml.L.
J JROWNKLL A CAMPIIKM,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
0aoK OlTT, - 010011,
Will pram to In all the oourtsef Misstate. 01'
0o, lu CauAuliI fcui.dliig.
CIVIL KNUINKF.lt axi
DKI'UTY COUNTY SURVEYOR,
Will be at court huuna on each Saturday
lit) on n-gular session day o(
QLACKAMArl AIIHTHACT 4 THUHT CO.
fumUh, Altnla, Chain of Til', I.irlp
liun., Ixhiiii, liiaiironrv, Pujr Tiim Perfect
Title, elo., elo. Ofllre over ilauk ol
I. P. CLAHK, Pre.,, mil Mr,
kiooHcirr, .... omouM.
Horo X rtxrxZZ
In the brick block, opposite court Iioum,
600 Roll of Matting
HI U quality, 15c. per yard.
We have also bought
$0,000 worth of Carpets
Bent Miloction of patterns and price to
Our Bargain Counters
are waiting (or your Inspection.
Bellomy & BuSCh, the Housefurnishers.
Opposite Court House.
CIVIL ENUINEEH ANb BL'KVEYOK,
Railway lacallon awt onnilniPtlnu, brlilgea.
plauaaua tlrnal.a lor waler Uiljr
ftratnai and etreet Improvement of town
peotat elterilluu glr.n to draughting and blua
Willamette Bid., opposite Poaloflke.
Office bourifrom R a.m. to 12: 1 to
5::i0 p. m.
0. T. WU.UAXS.
'kBAL ESTATE AND IX) AN AGENT.
A good line oi bualiiNi.rililuoandiuburban
Farm Property to tract to ault on eaay termi.
Gorrwapsndenee promptly anawered. Office,
ue dor (uuiu nt HuiliuilUi ciiuron.
We have a string to each shoe,
of course. You have a string to
your money, fur, if the shoe doesn't
tuit you can return It and have your
money back. We put a itrlng to
thi fur we guarantee our shoes to
be the beat and they are the bent.
Our line I aure to please you.
8D&VKY0R AND CIVIL BNOIKBKK.
All orders promptly attended la.
Poelnflloe tililreaa Oregon Cltv. Itealdance
at Meldruru I'laoe, on Kant Hide Rlectrio
In two inllr north ol Oregon City,
Q D.i D.C. LATOUKETTk,
COUNSELORS AT LAW
MAIM IT IT 0RK00N CITY, ORKOON.
farnlih Ahatraola ot Title, toan Money, Fore-
eloae Murtaaana, ami Irauaaci ueuerai
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Will Piictic in All court or thi stats
Real Katale and lniuranre.
Office on Main Blrret bet. Hlith and BeTenlb,
oaauoN citt. on.
ATTORN BY-AT-L AW.
Olllce over McKltlrh-k's Sho Store, near
the Hank of Oregon City.
ATTORNKY AT LAW.
Will nratlce In all the court of the itate,
Olllce opposite court limine In Caullelti
COUNSELOR AT LAW
Will foreolnae mnrti"oa, make abatracU, loan
money, aaitl aalaiea and t auaacl a geueral
ORI00 Drat floor adjoining Hank ot O'egon City.
oaaooK city, 0MOH
rpHK COMMERCIAL BANK,
OP OKKOON CITY,
TRANSACT A OINIRAL (AUXINS BOINa.
Loan made. Hill dlaoounled. Make col
leottnn. Huya and aell exchange on all polnta
In the United State, Europe aud Hong Kong.
Uepoalta received aiibjeut to check. Ban
open from a. m. to 4 r. u.
D. 0. LATOUKETTK, Proildont.
F. J. MKVEtt, Caihier.
JJANK OF ORKOCN CITY,
Oldest BanklM Hoist Id the City.
Paid up Capital, (50,000.
raaamaNT, - cbabi.i h. cadfiild.
VIC FHKH1D1NT, e0. A. HARDINQ.
OAIHIIH. I. e CAUrilLO,
A general banking bunlnea tranaaoted.
Deposit reoBlved ubuoi to oheok.
Approved bill aud note dlaoounted.
County and olty warrant botiRht.
Loan mvle on available aeourity.
Kiohanx bought and old.
Colleotloni made promptly.
Drafta aold availaole In any part of the world
Telegraphic exohange aold on Portland, Ban
yranolnoo. Chicago aud New York,
ntereat pal J on tfine dopoalta.
If tlio trousers to your suit have lost
shape, or have worn out, this is your op
portunity to piece out before buying your
spring suit. Here are four Jots, and, Iruly
bettor values never were offered. You'll
find them better than you expect. They
are going for .
, - i '.. . .: '
Regular $2.60 trousers . $1.50
Regular $3.50 trousers.... $2.00
Regular $5.00 trousers .... $3.50
Regular $8.00 trousers ..$4.00
Get our prices before purchasing elsewhere
First and Taylor Streets.
Economy's Road Ix?ads You Here.
THE FIRST OF THE YEAR
Will be a desirable time to enter tho
New classes will be commenced after the holiday vacation.
For catalogue, address
W. I. STALEY, Salem, Oregon.
Wedding stationery, the latest styles
and finest assortment ever brought to
Oregon City at the Enterprise office.
ON WHEELS. . .
:iZi::i:.V:':.:.Y.:. The driver rides instead of walking.
New Stock of
Canton Clipper Plows
Genuine Chilled Plows
Harrows and Cultivators
Agents for tho celebrated Simonds Cross cut Saws.
Also a full line of HARDWARE,
Stoves, Granite ware, Tin and Copper ware, Wagon woods, Etc.
Plumbing and general jobbing a specialty.
. POPE St CO.
Corner 4th and Main Streets, - Oregon City.
A QTli1 A lilllfWW terrible poMibilitiea of the situation
ilOJiAi)lllVlUJlilJllL';dwned upon the fortune-seekers, the
excitement wm Intense. The officers of
the Oregon alone were cool, and went
amonx the frightened paasengers assur
ing them that the fire would bees
tingnishej without damage to life or
property. The excitement then subsided,
and the crew was better enabled to work
at the bonkers. The fire was at the bot
tom of the coal and it was necessary to
put back to port. The steamer arrived
at her dock at 6 p. m., and the work of
unloading the coal commenced. The
fire had gained but little headway, and
was easily extinguished. Spontaneous
combustion was the cause.
The steamer will sail In the morning.
Reported Lohn of the Clara
Nevada in Northern Waters.
WITNESSED FROM SHORE
The Oregon's Narrow Escape From Fire
Which Broke Out la Her Coal
Hankers Ruck to I'orL
Nawaimo, B. C, Feb. 14. News ar
rived here from Union at 6:30 o'clock
this evening by the Canadian Pacific
Navigation steamer Islander, that the
One steel steamer Clara Nevada, which
sailed for Hkagwsy from Seattle two
weeks sgo, was lost with all on board.
The details of information received are
The Clara Nevada left Skagway for
Juneau on her borne trip, February 5,
and, when off Heward City, in Berner
bay, about 30 miles south of Sksgway,
she was seen by the Inhabitants of Sew
ard City, all ablaze, and from stem to
stern was one mass of hungry flames
While the long wharf st Berner bay was
crowded with spectators of the awful
scene, a loud report was heard, which
resembled the explosion of boilers, and
nothing more was seen of the ill-fated
The following day the beach was stre wn
with wreckage, which resembled that of
the Clara Nevada It is feared that the
unfortunate 40 passengers and the entiie
ciew are lost, as no trace could be found
of them along the beach of Berner
bay. The sea was rough, and a furious
g.le was blowing. It is thought she
was trying to make Berner bay for
shelter. This is the first trip of the
Clara Nevada, and she was due to leave
Seattle last Saturday on her second trip,
with all the berths sold.
The steamer Rustler had lell for the
scene, but no report (or her is obtainable.
The Islander reports terrible weather
at Skagway and along the coast.. . .. .
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,. -' ..BKRT FROM ' VICTOBIA. .A, ';..
Victoria, Feb. 14 The steamer
Islander brings news that the steamer
Clara Nevada, of Seattle, was burned in
Lynu canal and 40 men who were on
board are supposed to have perished.
The Nevada left Skagway for Juneau
February 6, and when the Islander,
which arrived at Comox this morning,
reached Juneau, the Nevada bad not ar
rived there. The day that she should
have reached Juneau, fire was seen on
the waters of the canal, and the opinion
is general mat me names were from a
burning Bteamer. Whether the passen
gors and crew reached land or whether
they perished is not known. It is feared
that they met with death, as there has
been a terrible wind and snow storm in
the north, and small boats can hardly
liye. Captain Irving, of the Islander,
reports that the weather bad been terrific.
United States Battleship Maine
Blown to Atoms.
TWO HUNDRED LIVES LOST
Cause of the Explosion Uukown Span.
Ub Naval Officer Aid In Rescu
log the Injured.
Tampering With IT. 8. Mail.
Wabiiwoton, Feb. 13. That the tor-
edo boat dishing was sent to Havana is
now known, because it was learned that
the Spanish were tampering with official
United States mail sent to the battleship
Maine. The torpedo boat will now
transfer mail to the battleship herxelf.
WOMEN MAY VOTE
The Supreme Court Decides In
May Exercise the Bight of Franchise at
He h o I Elections Appeal From
A later report says the steamer Clan
Nevada was burned off Berner bay,
Lynn canal. The fire and explosion
were seen and heard from the wharf,
and wreckage was picked up on the beach
next day, but there no signs of the 40
men who left Skagway on her.
Captain Lewis, of the Clara Nevada,
was one or the best-known sieamsbip
men in Portland, having sailed out of
that port at various times for the past
20 years. Until the E der was placed on
the Alaska run, he was in charge of that
steamer, and be has also at different
times commanded the Oregon, Willam
ette, Michigan and other well-known
Foster Beck, the purser of the steamer,
is very well-known in Portland. Several
years ago he was a prominent athlete,
and member of the Multnomah club, of
Portland. He married a daughter of
Mrs. It. L. Hawthorne, a short time ago.
THE OREUON'S NARROW ESCAPE.
Returned to Astoria Where the flames
Get our Prices on Job Printing.
Astoria, Or. Feb. 14. But for the
timely discovery of a fire in the hold of
the Alaska steamship Oregon, the vessel
might now be a mass of raging flames,
at the mercy of the waves and wind.
The Oregon sailed from her dock in this
city at 12 :30 today, carrying 600 passen
gers and as much freight as it was pos
sible to pluce aboard. The steamer pro
ceeded to the mouth of the river with
out incident, and when just about to
cross out, smoke was discovered issuing
from the bunkers, where 600 tons of coal
were stored. The alarm was immedi
ately given, but it was some time before
the exact position of the blaze was ascer
tained. In the meantime, the passengers had
learned of the fire, and for awhile there
was consternation. The Bteamer was 20
miles from a suitable berth, and as the
Salem, Or., Feb. 14. The supreme
court here today rendered an opinion
luntaining the right of women to vote at
school elections. The decision follows :
Laura Harris, respondent, vs. Sher
wood Burr et al., appellants, from Lane
county; affirmed, opinion by Wolver
The appeal in this case was from a
judgment in the court below, awarding
damages to plaintiff for having been de
nied the privilege of voting at a school
meeting in the city of Eugene. The only
question presented is whether women
are entitled to rote at a school meeting
for directors of the district' tn which the
meeting is held. The law nnder which
the right is claimed is :
"In all school districts in this state
with a population of 1000 and upwards,
any citizen of this state shall be entitled
to yote at a school meeting who is 21
years of age and has resided in the dis
trict 30 days immediately proceeding the
meeting, and has property in the dis
trict upon which he or she pays a tax.'
It was contended by defendants that
the law is in violation of section 2, srti
cle 2, of the constitution, wbich provides:
"In all elections not otherwiee pro
vided for by this constitution, every
white male citizen of the United States,
ol the age of 21 and upwards .. who
shall have resided in the state during
six months immediately preceding such
election shall be entitled to vote."
A hiBtorv of the territorial and state
legislation touching the organization and
promotion of the common school system
is set out in the opinion, and section 35
of article 8 of the constitution is quoted :
It says :
"The legislative assembly shall pro
vide by law for the establishment of a
uniform and general system of public
The clause of the constitution, "In all
elections not otherwise provided for by
this constitution, every white male citi
xen . . . . shall be entit led to vote at all elec
tions authorized by law," is interpreted
by the court to mean that every male
citizen, etc., shall be entitled to vote at
all elections not otherwise regulated by
It is futher held that in the history of
the constitutional provisions and the
legislation under them, the qualifications
of an elector at school meetings have
never been identical with those of an
elector under the constitution ; that the
school district is the fundamental unit of
the school system, and that the power
given to the legislature under the con
stitution to provide for the establish
ment of a uniform and general system of
common schools carries with it plenary
power to establish the unit of that sys
tem ; to determine what officers shall ad
minister its affairs, and who and what
manner of persons shall be eligible to
office, and how and when they shall be
"The elective franchise," it is said,
'conlerred by section 2, article 2, of the
constitution, does not nor was it in
tended to fix and define the qualification
of voters at school meetings, but was de
signed only to govern in all general and
special elections, not otherwise pro
vided for by the constitution, and ap
plies to the election of all officers known
to the constitution, as well as may be
provided for thereunder, aside from those
provided for under special power of the
legislature to establish a uniform system
of common schools."
Dr. Mile' Pain PlUs stop Headache.
Havaka, Feb. 15 At a quarter to 19
o'clock this evening a terrible explosion
took place on board the United States
battle-ship Maine, in Havana harbor.
Many were killed or wounded.
All the boats of the Spanish cruiser
Alfonso XI II are assisting.
As yet the cause of the explosion is
not apparent. The wounded sailors of
the Maine are unable to explain it. It is
believed that the battleship is totally de
stroyed. The explosion shook the whole city.
The windows were broken in all the
The correspondent of the Associated
Press lays he has conversed with several
of the wonnded sailors, and understands
from them that the explosion took place)
while they were asleep, so tbey can give
no particulars as to the cause.
The wildest consternation prevails in
Havana. The wharves are crowded with
thousands of people. It is believed the
explosion occurred in a small powder
At quarter of 11 o'clock what remains
of the Maine is still burning.
Captain Sigsbee and the other officers
have been saved.
It is estimated that over 200 of the
crew were killed, but it is impossible yet
to give exact details.
Admiral Manterola has ordered that
boats of all kinds should go to the assist
ance of the Maine and her wounded.
The Havana firemen are giving aid,
tending carefully to the wounded who
are brought on shore. It is a terrible
sight. . . , . . -,
- General Zolana and the other geneala.,,
have been ordered by Captain-General
Blanco to send troops to help the Mains
crew in every way possible.
The correspondent of the Associated
Press has been near the Maine in a boat
of the cruiser Alfonso XIII, and baa
seen others of the wounded, who corrob
orate the statement of those first inter
viewed that they were already asleep
when the explosion occurred.
Captain Sigsbee says the explosion oc
curred in the bow of the vessel.
Orders were given to the officers to
save themselves as best tbey could. The
latter, who were literally thrown from
their bunks in their night clothing, gave
the necessary orders with great sell-possession
At 1 :30 the Maine continues burning.
The first theory was that there bad
been a preliminary explosion in the
Santa Barbara (magazine) of powder or
dynamite below the water.
Admiral Materola believes that the
first explosion was of a grenade that was
burled over the navy-yard.
The report that Captain Sigsbee was
wounded is inaccurate. Captain Sigs
bee, with other officers, went in a small
boat to the Ward line steamer City of
Washington. Two officers and mora
than 200 of the crew are missing.
Some of the crew who were able to
support themselves by swimming were
saved by the boats. Six of the wounded
crew and one of the officers haye been
taken to the military hospital by General
NEWS AT THES1VI DEPARTMENT.
Immediate Steps Taken to Relieve the
Washington, Feb. 15. The secretary
of the navy received the following from
Captain Sigsbee :
"The Maine was blown up in Havana
harbor at 9:45 and destroyed. Many
were wounded, and doubtless many were
killed and drowned. The wounded and
others are on board the Spanish man-of-war
and the Ward line steamer. Send
the light-house-tender from Key West
for the crew and the few pieces of equip
ment still above water. No one had
other clothes than those upon him.
Public opinion should be suspended till
further reports. AH the officers are be
lieved to be saved. Jenkins and Merritt
are not yet accounted for. Many Span
ish officers, including representatives of
General Blanco, are now with me and
Secretary Day received the following
dispatch from General Lee :
"The Maine blew up at 9:40. The ex
plosion occurred well forward, under the
men's quarters, consequently many were
lost. It is believed all the officers were
saved but Jenkins and Merritt, who are
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